Business Certification Center



Small Business Startup and Growth

Small businesses continue to serve as the engine for U.S. economic growth by providing jobs and innovation–and increasing competition to the federal marketplace. Starting and growing a business helps to fuel the engine of small businesses and offers an opportunity to provide products and/or services to our nation’s Veterans.

Veteran Women Chamber Small Business Services

The Veteran Women Chamber of Commerce offers support for veterans as they enter the world of business ownership, look for funding programs, training, and federal contracting opportunities.

Disabled Small Business

 The Veteran Women Chamber of Commerce provides veteran women with a unique ability to win government contracting opportunities to verified Small Businesses  and Veteran-Owned Small Business firms. 

VTR Small Business

The Chamber provides support for VTR women as they enter the world of business ownership. 


Get certified today:  Your company must be owned and controlled by U.S. citizens who are economically and socially disadvantaged.  The federal government's goal is to award at least five percent of all federal contracting dollars to small disadvantaged businesses each year.

HBZ Small Business

Government contracts to businesses in historically underutilized business zones. The federal government's goal is to award at least three percent of all federal contracting dollars to HBZone-certified small businesses each year.

Business Policy


Small Business Administration Contracting Policy

 The U.S. Small Business Administration's Interagency Task Force on Veterans Small Business Development (IATF) met Wednesday, September 5 at SBA headquarters in Washington, D.C., at SBA headquarters, 409 3rd Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20416. 

Welcoming remarks were made by Larry Stubblefield, Associate Administrator, Office of veterans Business Development.  IATF provided regular quarterly updates on the current state of veteran-owned small businesses, including policy efforts and progress made in areas such as access to capital and government contracting.

The meeting also featured presentations from Kenneth Dobbs, Director, Office of Government Contracting and Peter Gibbs, Office of Surety Guarantees. The roundtable discussions on veterans in the corporate supply chain, included Bill Metheny, Department of Labor, Matthew Blum, Office of Management and Budget, and Michael Phillips, The American Legion.

"These quarterly meetings are critical as we work to enhance policy and opportunities for veteran-owned small businesses," said Larry Stubblefield, Associate Administrator for SBA's Office of Veterans Business Development.  The Interagency Task Force for Small Business Development (Task Force) was established February 14, 2008 by Public Law 110-186 and executed by Executive Order.

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations.